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Michael D. Hyde, 36, died Saturday, June 7, 1997 at North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11, at Church of Christ, Fertile, Iowa, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating. Interment was in the Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Iowa. Fr. John Kramer officiated.
Michael D. Hyde was born in Mason City, Iowa on Oct. 30, 1960, the son of Dale and Sheilah (Lynch) Hyde. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Clear Lake. He attended Forest City schools and graduated from Forest City High School in 1979. he was involved in football and wrestling and active in 4-H Club during his school years. Mike enjoyed being outdoors. He had been working on the family farm south of Fertile and also worked for other area farmers. He loved horses, hunting and woodworking. Time spent with his nieces and nephews was special to Mike. He could always be counted on to lend a helping hand when needed.
He is survived by his parents, Sheilah Hyde of Forest City, Iowa, and Dale Hyde of Fertile; two brothers, Brian Patrick Hyde, Fertile, and Jeffrey Hyde, Las Vegas, Nev.; four sisters, Delia Hyde, Laguna Beach, Calif., Donna Rezendes, Niceville, Fla., and June Lackore and Jamie Hyde, both of Forest City; and several nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by a sister who died in infancy, Debra Lee.
Pallbearers were Dean Ouverson, Tom Hyde, Mark Anderson, Ron Almelien, Marv Vavrik, and Randy Pederson.
Donald Marvin Swale, 66, died Monday, June 9, 1997.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12 at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home, West Union, Iowa, with the Rev. Kay Roath officiating. Interment was in West Union Cemetery.
Donald Marvin Swale, son of Albert and Ethel (Matzenger) Swale, was born March 13, 1931 at West Union, Iowa. He was a 1949 graduate of West Union High School.
Don was self-employed for the last 25 years doing lawn and sidewalk maintenance. Before that he worked for Bostroms Grocery Store and H & H Food service. He enjoyed his cats and gardening (always sharing his garden produce), liked visiting about the West Union people and knew a lot about the history of local families. Don enjoyed his nieces and nephews, was generous with his family and shared what he had with friends and relatives.
He is survived by two brothers, Ralph and his wife, Sylvia, Clear Lake, Iowa, and Albert, Jr. of Villa Park, Ill.; one sister, Mary and her husband, Bernard Hamilton of Victor, Iowa; two nieces and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mrs. Madelon M. Mullan, 88, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, June 15, 1997 at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East Campus, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday), June 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with the Msgr. Joseph J. Slepicka officiating. Interment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake. A scriptural wake was held Tuesday, June 17 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel.
Madelon was born Oct. 16, 1908 in Sheffield, Iowa, the daughter of Ruben and Maude (Ormrod) Esslinger. She graduated from Sheffield High School in 1926 and then attended Hamilton Business College, Mason City.
Madelon worked at Harry Mason Ford Garage in Clear Lake, as a bookkeeper for two years then joined her parents in operating the Lions Cafe in Clear Lake for two years.
On June 23, 1931 she married Francis (Frank) Mullan at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason City. She was the bookkeeper at Esslinger-Mullan Farm Implement and helped her husband operate the business until 1955.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, raising flowers, doing ceramics, playing 500, traveling, watching the Lawrence Welk show, going north fishing, and the Clear Lake Senior Citizens. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Clear Lake.
She is survived by two sons, Don Mullan and his wife, Marcia, Bella Vista, Ark., and Terry Mullan and his wife, Nancy, Clear Lake; one sister-in-law, Kathryn Mullan, Mason City; four grandchildren, Kevin Mullan, Denver, Colo., Scott Mullan, San Francisco Calif., Mark Mullan, Tempe, Ariz., and Monty Mullan, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; two step-children, Jason Dasch, Des Moines, Iowa, and Brenda Dasch, Clear Lake; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1993; and one infant sister.
Fred F. Hollatz Jr., 91, of Clear Lake, died Monday, June 16, 1997 at the Oakwood Care Center.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Garner, with the Rev. Carl Hedberg officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, rural Garner.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Fred F. Hollatz Jr. was born May 1, 1906, on the family farm near Clear Lake, the son of Fred Hollatz Sr. and Mary (Manthei) Hollatz.
He was baptized in 1906 and reaffirmed the faith of his baptism through confirmation in 1921 at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Garner.
He attended and received his elementary education in the Grant Township school system and attended St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Garner.
On May 1, 1926 he was united in marriage to Flora Hansen at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Garner. She preceded him in death in 1972.
During his life, Fred worked for Williams Furniture and funeral home.
He also owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store in Clear Lake.
During World War II, Fred and Flo lived in Los Angeles, Calif., where he worked at a civil defense factory.
He also worked for Ward's Funeral Home until his retirement.
After his retirement he opened a furniture repair and reupholster shop in his home in Clear Lake.
Fred enjoyed fishing, playing cards and visiting with his many friends.
He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Garner, and was a member of the Clear Lake Senior Citizens.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Hansen of Clear lake; five nieces, Margaret Seitel of Santa Monica, Calif., Darlene Jacot and her husband, Robert of St. Ansgar, Norma Jean Gobeli and her husband, Daryl of Mason City, Pat Davis of Garden Grove, Calif., and Lucille Hersey and her husband, Jerry, of Issaquah, Wash; three nephews, Bob Hansen of Minneapolis, Minn., Harold Hansen of Shakopee, Minn., and Gordon Bruchner of Anacortes, Wash.; as well as other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife; he parents; an infant daughter, Lois; and four brothers, William, Walter, Adolph and Arthur Hollatz..